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Local shared objects ( LSOs ), commonly called flash cookies (due to their similarities with HTTP cookies ), are pieces of data that websites which use Adobe Flash may store on a user's computer. Local shared objects are used by all versions of Adobe Flash Player and version 6 and above of Macromedia's now-obsolete Flash Player. [ 1 ] While websites may use local shared objects for purposes such as storing user preferences, there have been privacy concerns regarding local shared objects, and they may be considered a breach of browser security . [ edit ] Storage Local shared objects contain data stored by individual websites. With the default settings, the Flash Player does not seek the user's permission to store local shared objects on the hard disk.
a rough draft of some thoughts on what to tell web designers and web application developers about browser sniffing and Gecko browsers Many designers and developers tailor their websites to specific browsers and then use user-agent sniffing to send different bits of code to different browsers. This is a poor practice for a number of reasons: Browsers you’ve never heard of Browsers that get renamed Browsers that switch rendering engines Robots and search engines Web-enabled desktop applications … Developing for Web Standards